Smoothies featuring coconut oil

Whey Protein Smoothie

Whey Protein Smoothie

Looking to increase your protein intake? Try this healthy whey protein smoothie that’s both delicious and nutritious.

My recent workouts have included heavier lifting and thus I feel the need to add more protein into my diet. One easy way to achieve that is by adding a few scoops of whey protein powder.

This smoothie features a new whey protein supplement that I’m really excited about because of how pure and clean it is. There’s an abundance of protein powders on the market and only a handful that are viable and not full of harmful fillers; so finding a good one is always a plus.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Elixir

Chocolate Peanut Butter ElixirI’m back with another rich, frothy, chocolatey, peanut buttery elixir :)

What would I do without these warm drinks when the temps are cold and the snow is flying?

This recipe is similar to some of my other elixir recipes except for one little twist – the addition of peanut butter. The peanut butter adds a little body and provides a nice dose of protein.

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Chocolate Walnut Elixir

Chocolate Walnut ElixirThere’s nothing like a warm, creamy, chocolaty elixir to start your day, especially when it’s chilly outside. I love my smoothies, but once winter sets in here in Michigan I change gears and blend up elixirs to ensure I have the best day ever.

Believe it or not this is my first recipe featuring walnuts. There will be more to come featuring this healthy nut.

Here are some of the top health benefits of this lovely nut:

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Lemon Lime Avocado Smoothie

Lemon Lime Avocado SmoothieThere’s nothing quite like a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Except maybe this citrus smoothie, which is both refreshing and filling.

Starting your day with a little lemon juice and warm water is a proven health strategy. It wakes up your digestive system, flushes toxins, and is hydrating. To change things up and get more lemony goodness (pulp and pith are loaded with nutrition) you can blend the whole thing.

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Back To School Strawberry Smoothie

Back To School Strawberry SmoothieGo to the head of the class by fueling yourself with this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

I love to learn new things, especially regarding nutrition, and have embraced the idea of life-long learning. While I’m not currently attending a formal school, I often have to rush out the door in the morning. This is where smoothies are a life saver for me.

It’s all too common for people to skip breakfast or grab something unhealthy and run out the door. Some days you may be that crunched for time. Most days you have 5-10 minutes to whip up a healthy smoothie that will set the tone for your entire day.

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Cold & Flu Buster Smoothie

Cold & Flu Buster SmoothieKick colds and flu bugs to the curb with this immune boosting smoothie!

Or consume periodically to prevent catching colds and the flu.

The idea for this recipe is from a fellow health and smoothie enthusiast, Amber. She tweaked this recipe she found online by adding a super cold and flu busting ingredient, garlic. I took her recipe a step further by using ginger tea instead of water and adding a little coconut oil.

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